Archive for September 14th, 2022

September 14th, 2022 - 7:50 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Why discriminating against gays isn’t a religious right

Private colleges are in the limelight this week in the religious right’s war against gays. Earlier this week, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle Pacific University, a private Methodist-affiliated college, is suffering enrollment declines and shedding faculty and students because of its po[...]

September 14th, 2022 - 3:52 pm § in Business, Environment

Patagonia founder gives company to environmental causes

Back in the 1960s, Yvon Chouinard was a leading Yosemite rock climber, who soon would be doing world-class alpine climbs. The equipment for this kind of climbing largely didn’t exist, so he invented and made it, revolutionizing both techniques and gear. In those days, he made his “Lost A[...]

September 14th, 2022 - 1:17 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Voting fraud unearthed!

Republicans insist there’s voting fraud, and even though our elections are generally secure, it’s hard to argue with them — because they keep committing it. Today’s story comes from Rensselaer County, New York (see map here), which includes the city of Troy, and politically l[...]

September 14th, 2022 - 12:11 am § in Politics

Class act

Kenn Starr, the special prosecutor who tried and failed to bring down Bill Clinton, and later presided over “Rape University” (details here), died today. Monica Lewinsky could’ve said a lot of things about him, and other people did, but she chose instead to say this: Read story her[...]